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Old 07-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New Toyo's for my tow vehicle.

I ran 115,000 with two sets of Bridgestones Mavis 773, was never really happy with the second set which had been changed in a design.

I was about to get Michlens which are well liked here, but I didn't like the look of the soft or round sidewalls.

Someone suggested to take a look at these Open Country A/T II, by Toyo.

They had some very strong reviews check google, cost was about $175 for a 16" tire.

I aired them all to 80 to start, I felt the difference immediately (but maybe U would with any new tire??)

But I tested them about 50 miles around town making hard turns stops etc, they were sticking like a Gecko.

I hooked up all setting on WD sways the same.

Felt really good and better than before.

after 300 odd miles I reached the Canaidian boarder, headed to PEI crossed over and in a few minutes Traveling in Canada, one of the weight dist bar snaps in two, after picking up the pieces I saw the head where the bar goes in had a broken keyway.

Drove 350 miles with one WD bar, not too bad at 55mph, get the campground.

I think the fact the truck and trailer tracked great with on bar says even more for these tires.

They can be had BW or OWL,
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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I've seen the recommendation among 4WD truck owners among the CTD crowd. Not the longest lasting tire, but a decent value for the money.

The BRIDGESTONE Duravis m500 or r700 have the highest ratings on a 3/4 or 1T trucks, but carry that premium price. OTOH, they last 120 to 180k in commercial service.

How have you since adjusted the pressure? Via readings for both solo and WD-applied scale values?

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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The BRIDGESTONE Duravis m500 or r700 have the highest ratings on a 3/4 or 1T trucks, but carry that premium price. OTOH, they last 120 to 180k in commercial service.

How have you since adjusted the pressure? Via readings for both solo and WD-applied scale values?

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The Bridgestones were shot at 60K, no way 120-180, never heard numbers like that.

No haven't scaled the rig yet but I will
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